Peugeot introduced the E-3008 in 2023 as a full-electric SUV-coupe and built it on Stellantis' new STLA Medium platform, thus creating a fascinating European competitor for Tesla's products thanks to the long-range and European-focused design of the vehicle.
The first generation of this nameplate broke covers in 2007, and it wasn't that well-received by customers. Starting with the second generation, which Peugeot introduced in 2016, the car went through a total makeover and revealed itself as an SUV instead of an MPV, as its predecessor. That second generation sold more than 1.3 million units until 2023, when the third sequel of this nameplate was revealed. In addition, since Peugeot was focused on a total electrification of its lineup by 2030, the new model came with a battery-powered model. Unlike the second generation, this one didn't focus mostly on design to attract its customers.
Peugeot started a new design language with the 308 in 2021 and improved it in less than two years for other models that it launched. Among them, the 3008 was the boldest one, showing an aggressive look for the front fascia. Three claw-like daytime running lights extended downward on the bumper complemented the slim LED headlights. There was no upper grille. Instead, Peugeot created a panel adorned with a 3D pattern where the brand's logo took center stage. In the air dam, the automaker installed a broad air intake that cooled the car's electric system. It was flanked by functional side scoops that enhanced the vehicle's aerodynamics. From its profile, the 2023 e-3008 showed its coupe-like greenhouse that was ended with a sloped-down rear windscreen. The tall doors and body panels, compared to the height of the windows, enhanced the car's sporty look. Finally, at the back, the automaker added slim taillights connected over the tailgate by a red strip. Thanks to all the hard work of Peugeot's design department, the e-3008 had an excellent drag coefficient of just 0.28.
Inside, Peugeot surprised its customers with a 21” curved display called i-Cockpit. In front of the driver, the automaker placed a screen for the instrument panel, followed by the infotainment unit's touchscreen above the center stack. The entire structure featured a floating design trend, emphasized by the ambient lighting underneath it. On the center stack, the automaker placed a third panel with ten touch buttons, accessible by both front seat occupants. A wide and tall center console separated the driver from the side passenger. Since the automaker marketed the vehicle as a sports SUV, it boasted an octagonal-shaped steering wheel with flat top and bottom areas. For the rear passengers, Peugeot installed a split-folding bench with enough headroom for average-sized adults. Despite the sloped roof and the electric platform, the trunk was large, with a total volume of 520 liters (18.4 cu-ft.).
But the most essential upgrade of the 3008 was under its skin. Unlike its predecessor, which shared its underpinnings with the compact-sized hatchback 308, the new STLA Medium platform included new front and rear suspension. The automaker offered the e-3008 with a choice of three drivetrains: two with FWD only and one with an all-wheel-drive. Customers had an option for two battery packs with 73 kWh and 98 kWh capacity. In 2WD configuration and the biggest battery, the e-3008 promised a range of up to 700 km (435 miles) on a single charge. Moreover, the 400-volt architecture allowed customers to recharge their vehicles from 160 kW chargers.
Information about this model's engines has not been yet made public, but we will add it as soon as the car is launched or more data becomes available